An industry teeming with opportunities to shape our future

Become a leading voice in design, development, and implementation

Kevin Catalano
Senior Vice-President & Director of Commercial Lending

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Our region has been making waves in the digital game industry for more than two decades. Our companies are at the forefront of the gaming, information technology, and software industries. They are studying, designing, developing, implementing, supporting or managing computer-based information systems. We are home to Vicarious Visions, which worked on Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, the industry’s first billion-dollar title.

The region is ripe with resources including the University of Albany College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, the nation’s first standalone college dedicated to the topics of emergency preparedness, homeland security and cybersecurity. Several of the top game design, training, and apprenticeship programs feed students into the talent pipeline of the region. 

Economic Highlights
  • $9.88M in private investment since 2016
  • Named the nation’s third best place to find a job in technology by Forbes 
  • Named one of the Best Places to Find a Technology Job by U.S. News & World Report
  • Sample companies: CommerceHub, Transfinder, Vicarious Visions, PubG Madglory, WB Games, Velan Ventures